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Malware copies file to evade anti-virus, detection-based cybersecurity tools

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Malware copies file to evade anti-virus, detection-based cybersecurity tools
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  • New malware technique evades detection by simply copying a file
  • We break it down step-by-step to show you how it works
  • Innovative hackers continue to deliver sophisticated malware that evades detection

The Bromium Lab is back to break down a recent outbreak of sneaky malware, shared with us by some of our customers who caught this in their isolated micro-VMs.

For decades, malware has tried to avoid detection in evermore cunning ways:

  • First, files became polymorphic so that simply checking files on disk wouldn’t work.
  • Then malware behavior became polymorphic too so that detection tools would struggle to spot the malware’s activity in the noise and chaos of typical PC operations.

Still, behavior analysis remains the main strategy for the detection-based security industry.

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via the fine folks at Bromium

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Bromium Bromium was founded in 2010 with a mission to restore trust in computing. The company’s founders, Gaurav Banga, Simon Crosby, and Ian Pratt, have a long and deep history of innovation in virtualization and security. Inspired by the isolation principles of traditional virtualization, the Bromium team has created a game-changing new technology called micro-virtualization to address the enterprise security problem and provide protection for end users against advanced malware. Bromium has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, and an R&D center in Cambridge, UK. The company is backed by top-tier investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Meritech Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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